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Jul. 4th, 2013 03:07 pm
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[ You can't see it, of course, but Natasha is sipping wine in her house— work has given her the day free. It's not her first glass. ]

When I was young, they told me I should hate America. It is a land of hypocrites, corporations, debt, and twenty-four hour shopping networks. That isn't wrong.

[ A pause. ]

But it's easy to hate people you've never met.

It's also easy to hate people who light fireworks on your doorstep. [ You can muffled kids noises playing in the distance. Natasha still doesn't like fireworks, the noise reminds her too much of bombing, gunfire. But she doesn't say that. ]

Happy birthday, Steve.
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[ The setting: a warehouse, by the docks, more shadow than light. It's not quite the cliché, because the place isn't abandoned. A handful of nondescript, tattooed men appear blurry and out of focus in the background of the transmission feed. Most of them are moving around, a few are standing still and menacing, thick fingers wrapped around automatic weapons. And in the foreground, bald and mean and sharp enough you can see the spit string from his mouth when he yells, is the leader.

This isn't an accidental post, but the man standing before you has no idea he's being recorded. He is also probably not Natasha Romanov, who owns this network connection according to the helpful label. ]


[ Says the man: ]Heh. I finally caught you, you dumb bitch. You didn't know I'd have cameras, did you?

[ Natasha's voice comes through, level, though it's obvious she's restrained somewhere off-camera. Says Natasha: ] I didn't know you were smart enough to keep those drugs for yourself. Bobrisky was going to betray you, you know. It's good you slaughtered him and his men before he got the chance.

[ The man is a bit surprised by this response. Says the man: ] Yeah… yeah. He had it coming. And so do you. [ He flips open a switchblade. ]

[ Says Natasha: ] Is that so? [ Her voice is still placid. ] Well then. Come and get me.

[ On one of the crates, in plain view of the communicator, is the address of the warehouse. Clearly visible. It's almost as if someone had planted it. ]

OOC: Responses will be ICly delayed a few hours for obvious reasons. Action responses welcomed also if you'd like to get ur Avengers Assemble on.

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Feb. 17th, 2013 03:33 am
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[ Backdated to the fifteenth, before all the latest modplot stuff starts going down. ]

The day after Valentines has more poetry to it, I think. All the hearts marked down to half price, all the chocolates gone on sale.

And the chocolates. Buy them late, when they're cheap, forget you're alone on Valentines. Eat too many: that's why you're alone on Valentines. They sell you everything, in this country. Like I said, poetic.

We didn't celebrate the holiday, where I'm from. But I guess that's not so strange here, is it?

[ A pause. ]

I need a good rock climbing place. Let me know if you know one.
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[Natasha is a very put-together woman, dressed in straight lines and unstained clothing. She's sitting on a couch, in a living room that looks like something out of an interior design magazine. It is very expensive, and very white.

In the background, behind the sofa, a redheaded boy is animatedly practicing ninja moves.]


I'm assuming this— [she is frustrated, and trying to find the right words, then gives up] whatever-it-is, is temporary. These things always are, right? Please tell me I'm not the only adult left.

I make a bad babysitter.

[The kid in the background makes an especially enthusiastic ninja noise.]

God, I hate time travel.

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Jun. 4th, 2012 08:17 pm
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[Natasha is in an odd mood, which is why she's posting to the network. She's in a nicely appointed office with a glass of white wine the desk— in her house, not where she works, for the few people that could tell the difference.]

So.

A few weeks back I had a houseguest who didn't know how to knock.

It was all very boring, so I'll cut to the meat of it: now my foyer is a mess and I've just spent a terrible amount of money on getting all the glass back in the window just so.

But when you tear something down you can build it back up again. Not how it was, but exactly how you like. I've always loved to redecorate.

Neons with neutrals would be very on trend. But there's something dreadfully impersonal about being in fashion. How would you do it— classic or modern?

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Mar. 4th, 2012 03:12 pm
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Well, that's that, I suppose.

[There's a pause. She sounds tired.]

I've been gone less than a month, according to the papers. That's how long it takes for other people to move into my house.

[Her tone shifts— she realizes she's being unfair, but she's had a bad day and doesn't really care.]

Also, Matt, we're out of milk.
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You know, I bought a lot of candy two weeks ago, because I didn't want to get stuck with last minute sugar price-hikes. I thought I was being clever. Thinking ahead.

[Pause. Obviously not many trick-or-treaters this year.]

I think Halloween might be my least favorite holiday. Masquerading… I don't see the appeal.

[voice]

Aug. 16th, 2011 08:53 pm
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Matthew Murdock.

It's considered common courtesy to replace the things you take from the refrigerator.

Something to think about, maybe.

[text]

Jun. 27th, 2011 05:41 pm
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[Natasha is using the "Yelena" communicator because she is paranoid and does not trust the network— but the network seems to be the viable method of mass communication. Dilemna.]

Are all who were taken now accounted for?

Does anyone expect it to stop?

[voice]

Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:55 pm
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Hello.

[Pause.]

I'm looking to hire a personal assistant. I mean a personal assistant, not a sidekick; I'm paying for someone to do filing and faxing. Nothing dangerous, nothing exciting, but I believe in good pay and I get my own coffee.

You have to pass a background check, but since this place is a bit of a tabula rasa, that shouldn't be too hard.
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[There's the ambient noise that comes with dining at a sidewalk café pouring out over the communicators before a voice cuts in, with a businesslike monotone.]

Selina's gone.

[And then the sound of a waiter trying to interrupt, and being waved away.]

That is, she's been ported out. I thought I should make an announcement, in case she made any... arrangements.

[ETA: I'm not getting notifs!! So tags may be irregular.]
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[There's a lot of ambient noise in the background— normal street sounds and maybe some injured grunting. Also, the sound of high heels clicking on pavement, before they stop.]

I can't believe I'm back here.

[Pause.]

And that somebody tried to mug me. What a headache.

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Apr. 5th, 2010 05:47 pm
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[There's a throng of reporters outside the Avengers mansion, obviously eager to ask questions in the wake of Tony's blowing himself up. Natasha is there, in civilian garb, fielding questions.]

"So you're saying the team will continue as normal."

"Despite the loss of Tony Stark, yes."

"Don't the Avengers foresee problems? Iron Man was a huge asset to the team."

"Of course there will be problems. If there weren't, we wouldn't need Avengers at all. But the idea behnd them, the original mission statement: to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand. It's never been about one person's contributions, a single leader, individual grudges or individual goals. And we owe it to Tony Stark not to lose sight of that."

[Blah blah blah, more press conference happenings, basically Natasha is running the Avengers now and all of Tony's bases are belong to redheads.]

[voice]

Mar. 6th, 2010 09:28 pm
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[Natasha's voice is matter-of-fact, but tense. If you know her well, you can probably tell that something is Wrong.]

This is just a warning concerning user [livejournal.com profile] deadthenred. He's been affected by recent...events. Do not address, do not engage, for your safety as well as his own.

I think that we can wait this out.

[And I got called away suddenly so will probably have to respond in the morning, but I wanted to get this up.]
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We haven't had a team meeting in a while. I think this should be rectified. I already brought up some of my concerns about leadership with Tony, earlier. I also think we should look into having more formalized contact with the police— an official liaison, of some sort.

Also, as our numbers have dwindled, maybe recruitment should be a topic.

[text]

Dec. 19th, 2009 11:24 am
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Regarding the book club: our first meeting will be on the third of January, to discuss Joseph Heller's Catch-22. At the Avenger's Mansion, seven PM. If you need assistance locating or purchasing the book, let me know at the earliest convenience and I will do my best to help.

Please do not expect to blow anything up.

[OOC: Also, assume that earlier in the week Natasha issued a public statement on behalf of the Avengers re: Osborn's death, basically that Tony acted alone, they had nothing to do with it, and how regrettable the situation is. I figured we didn't need another post saying the same thing, but if you want to mention that feel free to.]

[text]

Nov. 29th, 2009 06:16 pm
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I think for some people, being transported to another dimension has resulted in more free time. Others, not so much. This is generally where I'd insert some lecture about continued learning and making the most of our opportunities, but truthfully, this is just something I'd enjoy.

Would anyone be interested in starting a book club? I'm pretty flexible with the format, but I think it would probably have to be in English.
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This place again. Wonderful.

I'd like a status report from anyone who cares to give me one. How long has it been; what is the current catastrophe, et cetera.

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Aug. 27th, 2009 06:38 pm
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Let's talk about teams. Vigilante teams, the kind with the important sounding names and often unflattering costumes.

Now, I hate to be the bearer of common sense, but these teams? Depend on teamwork. It's not a military hierarchy, you need the general consent of everyone involved to effect major changes, not just word from the top. This means, everyone in the group needs to be on the same page, new members are added with the consensus of everyone on the team. If individual members have different ideas of what the team is supposed to be about? Then said team will not be very effective. This is apparently a difficult concept to grasp.

I know there plenty of teams on this network, and that some of them try to recruit through this device. I'd urge that anyone who gets offered an invitation think carefully on the subject rather than accepting for novelty's sake. It's a serious commitment, or at least, it should be. I question whether recruitment over the network is wise in and of itself. But then, what do I know? I have so little experience in these matters.

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Jul. 23rd, 2009 03:11 pm
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[A blonde woman sits in a nondescript warehouse-- there are weapons on the table behind her, but no way to discern her location from the contents of the video. She speaks with a Russian accent, but nothing so thick that it prevents her from being understood.]

From what I have learned from my reading this feed the past few days, and my own reconnaissance, I am trapped here and there is no way out as yet. Therefore, it is good thing to make contacts.

I am Black Widow. Hello.

(ooc: see this post for what is going on)
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What can you tell me about 18455360? You are from the same city, correct?

[voice]

Jun. 4th, 2009 10:53 am
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Has anyone seen the Iron Man simulacrum since the system override?

Does it look different?

I assume, Hogan Potts, that you've taken the proper precautions. Whatever those may be.
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Just so we're all aware. The Hawkeye look-alike is Bullseye. I say this with an overwhelming degree of certainty. He has nothing to do with the actual Hawkeye.

I have some intel on Norman.
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It seems that the false Iron Man and the porter continues to send people here against their will. Charming. For those of you who are interested, I'm Natasha.

One thing I have noticed, especially since our recent encounter with the HIVE, is the increasing amount of non-English speakers. Now, I'm aware that these communications devices come equipped with a translation algorithm, but in situations requiring face-to-face interaction, it might be useful to make a list of which users are comfortable speaking which languages.

Perhaps there are some interested in conversation practice, who knows? I am a native Russian speaker, at least, and I am proficient with several others.

[voice]

Mar. 28th, 2009 12:56 pm
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Is there anyone within a [pause] two-and-a-half minute vicinity of the MAC with experience diffusing bombs?

I am too far away. Though, maybe, if I had video feed of the bombs, I could be of some assistance.


Edit:

This would work best if we were organized into teams, one for each bomb.

Bomb #1: Domino (first group of floors)
Bomb #2: Shatterstar (second group of floors)
Bomb #3: ??? (third group of floors)
Bomb #4: ??? (top of the building)

ooc: regarding this, of course!
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A small reminder: short bursts of video that suddenly cut out, without stating your location or specific needs, do us little good in trying to assist you. We are all aware of the mutant attack. Some of us even have windows. So stay calm, figure out what you're doing, and then do it.

I am trying to monitor the situation via video feed, although obviously power is spotty. There are three locations in dire need of assistance: [here], [here], [here].

I assume someone is working to get the Tower's defenses back online. We don't want to lose our way out.

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